Ready or not, the Christmas shopping season is in full swing.
Shoppers often are perplexed about what to give their 60-plus spouse, parents, grandparents or siblings. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a plethora of new sanitizing products has flooded stores and online retailers. Since these are not familiar products, read the tiny package instructions carefully. No single product can guarantee complete virus protection, so continue to wear masks and maintain distance from others.
Savvy shoppers avoid heavy traffic and crowded stores by shopping online. Use Google or other search engines to compare retail and online prices. Read online reviews. The products featured below are available at amazon.com or other online retailers.
Give year-round comfort
Are some parts of your home too cold in winter and too warm in summer?
Greentech Environmental has a solution. pureComfort YEAR-ROUND combines what formerly required two separate appliances — a heater and a fan. When winter winds blow, it is a 1500W positive thermal coefficient heater with strong air flow. During sizzling summers, it becomes a powerful fan that thrusts directed cool air for circulation throughout the room.
Users can customize their comfort with12 individual fan speed settings, enabling airflow from a gentle breeze to a full gust of wind and everything in between. The device provides 90° oscillation and 52.5° adjustable tilt to circulate heated air or fan-powered cooled air throughout the entire room.
The remote controls power, mode fan speed, timer function and oscillation.
The pureComfort YEAR-ROUND was designed with safety in mind. The bladeless airflow design protects users from touching exposed heating elements or dangerous blades.
The device prevents accidents with both tip-over and overheating shut-off safety. The unit’s dimensions are 13.75” H x 10.75” W x 10.25” D. It weighs 7.8 pounds. Learn more at Greentechenvironmental.com. Purchase it at amazon.com or in retail stores.
Give personal clean air space
The pureAir SOLO is a personal air purification pendant from GreenTech Environmental. This sleek wearable device creates a 4 ft. clean-air zone, or bubble, reducing one’s exposure to pathogens such as mold spores, bacteria, viruses, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which include harmful chemicals.
The pureAir SOLO delivers all-day protection with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 30 hours per charge. The device includes a micro USB charging cable and a breakaway lanyard for comfort and convenience.
The pureAir SOLO creates a safe personal breathing zone by repelling particles from your breathing. It can be worn while at work, in the gym, shopping, traveling, or whenever you are with someone other than immediate family.
Learn more about SOLO from GreenTechenvironmental.com. Purchase it at amazon.com or other online retailers.
Wonderful wool footwear
A friend recently gifted me premium slippers made from virgin wool with a sturdy solid sole that has extra grip to avoid slipping.
The Velcro fastener makes it easy to wear these comfortable slippers out on the patio, in the garage or to fetch the morning newspaper from the driveway. My friend knows I have foot issues and cannot wear flip flops like many Arizonans.
My slippers came from Giesswein, a family-owned Austrian company that provides upscale men and women’s slippers, trail shoes, sneakers and sports clothes made from finely crafted wool. Read their fascinating company history, philosophy and details about wool preparation and product assembly at us.giesswein.com.
The 100% virgin wool material is soft, lightweight, temperature-regulating, moisture wicking and odor resistant. It can be machine washed at 86 degrees F. Do NOT use fabric softener or tumble dry.
Located in Austria, Giesswein provides free shipping to the USA using tracked service via FedEx, DHL Express or DHL for all orders. The company has a 14-day “return for any reason” return policy and also provides a prepaid return label. Those who prefer the finer things in life will appreciate footwear and sportswear from Giesswein.
Casewash sanitizing pen
The Casewash Phone Sanitizing Pen can help clean door knobs, shopping carts, handrails, faucets, masks and other surfaces. Tap the wand’s on button twice to turn it on. Aim the device 1-2 inches from object being scanned and hold in place for 10-30 seconds. Tap and hold the button to turn it off.
The wand’s tiny size (5” long by 1-1/8” wide by 3/8” deep) makes it easy to carry in pockets or purses. It comes with a small carrying case (for wand only), USB charging cord and tiny user guide. The device can run up to four hours on a charge. Charging takes 40 minutes. The wand’s lifetime is 10,000 hours.
Safety precautions per user guide: This is not a toy — keep it away from children. Do not look directly at the UV (ultraviolet) light emitting from the device. The wand will shut off automatically when the UV wand is facing upward. Prolonged UV exposure may cause discoloration or embrittlement of plastic items. Buy it at Amazon.com.
HeartForm mask inserts
Although masks are essential in today’s world, they are not always comfortable — some people feel suffocated and others are annoyed by moist cloth on their face. Insert HeartForm, a heart-shaped soft plastic dome, into a mask to provide some extra room. These few, but necessary, millimeters of space can increase air circulation, keep the material out of one’s mouth and make breathing easier.
HeartForm mask inserts are a nifty gift for those who must wear masks for long hours. They fit easily into a Christmas stocking. Get them at heartformsf.com for $6 each.
Is someone you love a side sleeper? If so, he or she may like the Pillow Cube designed for side sleeping. The company says because one’s head and shoulders form a square, the ideal pillow for side sleeping is a cube.
Pillow Cube comes in three sizes. Each order includes the charcoal bamboo memory form pillow, a quilted pillow cover and a soft pillowcase that is easily removed for washing. Learn more at pillowcube.com.